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Deep cream finely ribbed silk ground with large-scale flowers, foliage and ornamental scrolls brocaded in brilliant polychrome silks; small details of design in ground figure. Narrow ruffles of bobbin lace on sleeves. Fabric is English Spitalfields silk. Remodeled about 1840.

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Mrs. M. A. DeWolfe Howe (Fanny Huntington Quincy), Miss Helen H. Howe, Quincy Howe, and Mark DeWolfe Howe

American (Massachusetts), 1740–50 remodeled about 1840

Object Place

Spitalfields, England


L. from center front of neck to center front bottom of skirt, about 1 M 230.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brocaded silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts